Broker Open House on sailing yacht Keewaydin in Newport with Merle Wood

2012-05-10By Malcolm MacLean

News from Dirk Johnson at Merle Wood & Associates that he'll be hosting a broker's Open House on the 34m Palmer Johnson sailing yacht Keewaydin at the Newport shipyard, Rhode Island, on Tuesday May 15th between 4pm and 6pm.

Delivered in 1996, she's the last sailing yacht to be built by the yard. The collaboration of Palmer Johnson, John G Alden and John Munford resulted in a superlative sailing vessel that could travel the world in unrivalled style and comfort for a vessel of her size. With Hood roller furling masts, Reckmann headstay furlers, a shallow draught centreboard design, a reliable Caterpillar main engine and a sail plan capable of powering her in all but the lightest winds, Keewaydin represents the epitome of a world cruiser.

Dirk comments, 'Keewaydin has benefited from a comprehensive maintenance programme over the years which has kept her in extraordinary condition. In the last year she has been completely painted from the top of her masts to the bottom of her keel, received all-new teak decking, and been rigged with new carbon fibre booms, to name just a few of her many improvements. Seriously offered for sale she is without question one of the best value yachts on the sailing yacht market today.'

Keewaydin is asking $5.49 million.